BUTTEN SINGH – BANANA FARMER AT COORAN QUEENSLAND

BUTTEN SINGH – BANANA FARMER AT COORAN QUEENSLAND

SINGH BUTTEN 1936 AIHS

Butten Singh, born 1871 in Jullunder, India arrived in Australia in about 1899. On 23 April 1919 he married an Australian woman, Louisa Buchbach.  Within a short time of his arrival Butten became a successful and well known farmer and banana farmer in Cooran on the north coast of Queensland. Two of his sons joined the Australian Army during WWII.   Photo: NAA: J2483, 538/16

Thomas Edmond Butten Singh AIHS 1940

 

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Mr Butten Singh with two of his assistants beside banana plants of 13 months growth on his property at Cooran, Queensland where he has over 4000 plants that are all about to bear fruit. Butten Singh had declined an offer of £100 ($200) per acre on his property.  The Queenslander Brisbane Qld Sat. 9 Apr 1921